Here's progress on the Friend cover I am working on. I decided to go with a tight full value drawing before I start to play with the Photoshop brushes. I then scanned it in and began adding color. To start with, I am keeping the drawing on it's own multiply layer but I'll flatten the layers pretty soon and paint on top. I had to lose the kid in the dinosaur costume (editorial decision) and I am disappointed, but I still like how it's going so far. The color scheme is based on old circus posters. Hopefully I'll get more comfortable with the brush options as I go along.